Maple Leaf Foods Organizational Chart

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The Organization chart I chose to analyze is from Maple Leaf Foods. Maple Leaf Consumer Foods is the leading producer of the top and lean quality, bringing value-added fresh and prepared meats and meals product to the customer. Creating a customer value through employee is one Maple Leaf Foods top priority, brands and food safety competencies, production and distribution network nationwide. Being a customer driven company, Maple Leaf Foods generates product innovation and growth in the food business market. Employing more than 12000 employees across twenty-five processing plants, two major distribution centers, and sales organizations in Canada, the United States and Asia.

Analyzing the organizational chart above, based on the poultry
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Within the functional departmentalization exist a constructive top-to-bottom structure without many authorities going sideways, or vertical authority in the company. Generally, both facilities Toronto and Brampton have very specific departments responsible for each section of the business, such as Production, Distribution, Human Resources, and Finance. Focusing on its own function, every manager is very skilled that allows outperforming and operating in a very complexity facilities. Moreover, the management team in our facility is responsible for coaching new-hire employees to perform to the fullest. Consequently producing one of the top poultry product brands in the market. Allocating the company the use of a firm unity of command comes with the chain of command. Owning the unity of command is a great advantage over things like matrix departmentalization since it makes a lot easier to manage the workforce eliminating multiple direct reports. Another advantage is that the span of control is good for companies that are not that big usually have a few people working in their own department. Training new employees are difficult since the job specialization is very wide-ranging when employees are performing various tasks in the cross-department. Nevertheless, implementing an alternative way to use a product departmentalization, this way the job specialization is a lot more specific and …show more content…
One advantage in geographical departmentalization is that the Maple Leaf's brand available across Canada. For example, Edmonton has a poultry facility that produces a similar product that Brampton’s and Toronto’s facilities produces. Exploring the market for customers easier and faster access to Maple Leaf brands in different regions. Therefore, an attractive advantage in geographical departmentalization is the freight cost savings distributing Maple Leaf brands across Canada. On the contrary, geographical departmentalization disadvantage brings limited communication between managers when coordinating production, due to the fact Edmonton facility and Toronto are far apart. Generally, missed communication occurs between the production planners, resulting in shortages and

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